New 2019 leather Aubergine Modern Buckle — Gold Stainless?

biomatics

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Are my eyes correct that the new leather Modern Buckle in Aubergine has gold stainless steel lugs and buckle? It’d be great to have an exact material match with my Series 4 gold stainless steel.
Can anyone confirm?
Thanks!
 

cannono

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Very clearly Gold... I’m not sure if I understand what you are having trouble seeing?
 

biomatics

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Very clearly Gold... I’m not sure if I understand what you are having trouble seeing?
Thx for confirming, C. With effects of photo lighting and different monitors, I just needed others’ viewpoints.
Plus I was doubtful that Apple would finally issue a strap with gold SS hardware, other than the gold Milanese of course.
 

rosegoldoli

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i wonder how this would look with the rose gold series 2...i know it wouldnt look good with the hermes ss

guess i'll have to try it at the store
 

CWallace

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Plus I was doubtful that Apple would finally issue a strap with gold SS hardware, other than the gold Milanese of course.
Indeed. And now black stainless lugs on the Hermes Noir band! :eek:


i wonder how this would look with the rose gold series 2...
Since the Modern Buckles use stainless steel hardware, I believe the lugs would be a much shinier gold than the gold aluminum watches (which is kind of more a matte finish) and probably fairly different than the rose gold aluminum finish.
 

rosegoldoli

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Since the Modern Buckles use stainless steel hardware, I believe the lugs would be a much shinier gold than the gold aluminum watches (which is kind of more a matte finish) and probably fairly different than the rose gold aluminum finish.
yeeeeah since at the moment until my hermes S5 comes in i gotta use my leather bands with my aluminum RG watch

here's it with the peony pink modern buckle from last year. it clashes but it isn't so bad (imo)

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T5BRICK

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Indeed. And now black stainless lugs on the Hermes Noir band! :eek:
Right? I was perfectly happy not buying a leather band because none of the lugs match my SSBS AW4, and I don’t like the loop style bands. Now I don’t think I have a choice!
 

Beachmusic18

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Darn...couldn’t sleep last night, got up, started reading here, saw this thread then pulled the trigger on the aubergine band! This is a dangerous place when your defenses are down through sleep deprivation. :D I began eyeing it the day the new gear was announced...loved the color immediately and it was the first leather band I’d seen that went with gold SS. Delivery isn’t until October 18-25 for the medium size band. First of October for the small and large. I want. Now! LOL
 
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Design245

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My series 5 was delivered today, I went with the space grey with the aubergine band and was really worried about how the gold would look with the black case but it’s actually not that bad.
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biomatics

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Comparison of gold shades on 2019 Modern Buckle (Aubergine) strap fittings with gold stainless steel Series 4: As you see below, the strap's "gold" is a yellow gold. The Series 4 SS gold is a darker, bronze-y, antique gold. So, no, they don't match. At least it's not an offensive clash.
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When I asked an Apple person why the mismatch, he said, "The goal was to match the real gold of the Series 0 Gold Edition." Yeah, right. So all three people who bought that watch 4 years ago FINALLY have a strap that matches! We can all share in the joy those three people can now experience, right?

BTW, I think the strap with its golden fittings is extremely attractive. (As seen in San Francisco Union Square flagship store.)
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rosegoldoli

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Comparison of gold shades on 2019 Modern Buckle (Aubergine) strap fittings with gold stainless steel Series 4: As you see below, the strap's "gold" is a yellow gold. The Series 4 SS gold is a darker, bronze-y, antique gold. So, no, they don't match. At least it's not an offensive clash.

When I asked an Apple person why the mismatch, he said, "The goal was to match the real gold of the Series 0 Gold Edition." Yeah, right. So all three people who bought that watch 4 years ago FINALLY have a strap that matches! We can all share in the joy those three people can now experience, right?

BTW, I think the strap with its golden fittings is extremely attractive. (As seen in San Francisco Union Square flagship store.)
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Went to the apple store and while there i wanted to check this out. turns out there isn't a color difference as it is perfectly blended in. Maybe some have a different tint? odd phenomena

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warburg

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It should be noted that these bands are only compatible with 40mm watches.